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Don Von Dollen

Senior Program Manager, Data Integration & Communications


IntelliGrid R&D Roadmap
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Elements of the R&D Roadmap
Defines the areas in which the
IntelliGrid Program will conduct R&D
Defines the future state for the
area
Identifies the gaps in reaching the
future state
Identifies other organizations
working in this area
Defines EPRIs role and strategy in
working in this area
Identifies the EPRI R&D projects in
the area
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IntelliGrid Program
Vision:
A utilitys meters, sensors, control devices, and software applications
will be able to exchange information, and to do so with sufficient timing
and data volume to enable a wide range of Smart Grid applications.
Mission:
The IntelliGrid Program conducts research, development and
demonstrations on the information and communications technologies
that enable Smart Grid applications
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IntelliGrid R&D Areas
Interoperability
Communications
Data Management
Smart Grid
Planning and
Implementation
Communications
Data
Management
Interoperability
Planning &
Implementation
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Interoperability
Technical Gaps
Existing standards for smart grid applications are
incomplete and have not been broadly adopted by
utilities, vendors, and third party device manufacturers.
Key smart grid standards need to be harmonized.
Reference architectures and associated interface
standards that will enable interoperability between
equipment from different vendors do not exist.
The tools and techniques to enable standard
certification have not been fully developed.
End to end interoperability test procedures do not exist
Cyber security is not uniformly addressed by standards
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Interoperability
Implementation Gaps
Utilities often dont understand the risks
and benefits of adopting a key standard
It is often difficult and costly for utilities to
implement a standard
There is a lack of reference and training
material for standards implementation.
Lack of staff adequately skilled to conduct
training on a broad scale.
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Other Organizations Working in this Area
The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel
(SGIP)
Standards Development Organizations
Users Groups
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EPRIs Strategy for Interoperability
Provide organizational leadership through participation in the SGIP (at
all levels) and in key standards working groups and users groups.
Provide technical contributions to the SGIP (PAPs, architecture and
compliance and testing committee activities), key standards
development and users group activities.
Provide leadership to key standards during the development process
to ensure that the utility industry requirements are properly addressed.
Provide information, education and training to utilities on key
standards. This includes education on what the standard is and does;
strategies for migrating from existing systems to the new standard, and
the value, cost and risk of implementing a standard.
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EPRIs Strategy for Interoperability
Conduct implementations of emerging standards in the lab and
contribute feedback to the SDO working groups and/or users
groups
Conduct interoperability tests either of a single standards or of
multiple standards
Work directly with utilities on demonstrations of standards
implementations
Develop applications that make use of key standards
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IntelliGrid Activities Associated with Key Smart
Grid Standards
Standards
Development
Harmonization Demo Testing Training Applications
Development
IEC61850
IEC61968(CIM
distribution)
IEC61970(CIM
transmission)
IEEE802.11(WiFi)
IEEE802.15.4(ZigBee)
IEEE802.16(WiMAX)
IEEE1547
IEEE1815(DNP3)
SAEHybrid
J2836/J2847/J2931/J29
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TaskForce EVcomms
OpenADR
SmartEnergyProfile
2.0
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IntelliGrid Deliverables and Supplemental
Projects Relating to Interoperability
2011Deliverables 2012Deliverables
ProjectSetA
SmartGridInteroperability
StandardsTracking,Analysisand
Contribution
WhitePapersonthe
ImplementationofSmartGrid
InteroperabilityStandards
SmartGridInteroperabilityStandards
Tracking,AnalysisandContribution
WhitePapersontheImplementationof
SmartGridInteroperabilityStandards
SmartGridStandardsTracking,Analysis
andContribution:Annualsummary
report
ProjectSetB
DataHeapSpecification
IEC61850Implementation/
Transition
CIMHarmonizationand
ImplementationExamples
MappingIEEE1815(DNP3)toIEC
61850Objects
TransitionfromLegacyProtocolstoIEC
61850
NetworkModelManagerand
Repository
UsingStandardstoDisperseFieldData
AcrossTheEnterprise(supplemental)
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IntelliGrid Deliverables and Supplemental
Projects Relating to Interoperability
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ProjectSetC
CIMPrimer
CIM MultiSpeakHarmonization
CIMConformityandInteroperability
TestProcedureDevelopment
UpdateonCIMforDistribution
DevelopmentandTestingActivities
ApplicationoftheCIMinDistribution
EnterpriseApplications
FieldForceDataVisualization
FieldAreaNetwork Demo(supplemental)
CIMdevelopment(supplemental)
ProjectSetD
CustomerCommunications
ArchitectureDevelopment
DemandResponseAppliance
ModularInterfaceDemonstration
SmartBuildingInterfaces
UsingSEP2forDERIntegration
DemandResponseApplianceModular
InterfaceDemonstration(supplemental)
OpenADR&AncillaryServices
Demonstration(supplemental)
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Communications
Issues and Gaps
Lack of accurate, unbiased
information regarding the
capabilities costs, benefits, and
risks of different communications
technologies
Need to understand the specific
communications requirements for
both near and long-term
applications.
Lack of standards sufficient to
enable utility systems to be
constructed in an open way
Research Plan
Research around communications
standards and technologies to
compile a broad spectrum of
relevant data without preference to
vendor or technology
Research to synthesize trends in
communications with historical
trends for growth of application
bandwidth and performance
requirements
Research around open hardware
and open software to encourage
rapid development of
interoperable ecosystems.
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Communications
Issues and Gaps
Leveraging customer Internet
infrastructure
Lack of common off-the-shelf
customer products capable of
communicating with the grid
Effective approaches for
securing both wired and wireless
communications networks
Research Plan
Research for taking advantage of
connectivity in a secure and
predictable manner; filling in gaps
where connectivity is missing or
not functional.
Further research beyond DR-
Socket is needed - extend grid
communication functionality into
the core of appliances and
consumer products.
Beyond basic link encryption,
research needed into key
management for wireless. E.G.
802.15.9
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IntelliGrid Deliverables and Supplemental
Projects Relating to Communications
2011Deliverables 2012Deliverables
ProjectSetA
SmartGridCommunicationsIntelligencer
CommunicationsInterestGroup
ProjectSetB
SynchrophasorCommunications
Infrastructure
SynchrophasorCommunications
Infrastructure
ProjectSetC
AdvancedSmartGridCommunications
SmartGridCommunications
Intelligencer
CommunicationsInfrastructurefor
DistributionApplicationsand
Automation
FANDemonstration(supplemental)
ProjectSetD
HANPerformanceMetricsand
Monitoring
ModularCommunicationInterface
Demo(supplemental)
TheRoleofCustomerBroadband
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Data Management
Gaps
Data is often held in disparate locations with no
relationship between the data in those locations.
Data can be federated, that is located in
different applications but with a relationship to the
data across the entire enterprise.
No conventions have been determined for when
data should be stored centrally and when it
should be stored in a federated data structure.
Traditional databases are optimized to overcome
storage or performance limitations. Storing data
in a format that is optimized for analysis needs to
be investigated.
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EPRIs Strategy for Data Management
Provide thought leadership and industry
perspective to key standards working
groups
Perform basic research into the nature and
structure of utility data, where data is
required and how data is turned in to
actionable information.
Develop models for the cost of poor data
quality to the utility
Develop methods of identifying and
correcting poor or missing data, particularly
in GIS data.
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EPRIs Strategy for Data Management
Perform research into data visualization
which includes dashboards, operational
displays, reports, and mobile data
platforms.
Apply techniques such as complex
event analysis, data fusion, pattern
recognition and neural networks to utility
data.
Perform basic research into how to
structure data using object oriented
databases to facilitate data analysis.
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IntelliGrid Deliverables and Supplemental
Projects Relating to Data Management
2011Deliverables 2012Deliverables
ProjectSetA
ProjectSetB
DataHeapSpecification
CIMHarmonizationand
ImplementationExamples
MappingIEEE1815(DNP3)to
IEC61850Objects
CIMHarmonizationand
ImplementationExamples
TransitionfromLegacyProtocolsto
IEC61850
NetworkModelManagerand
Repository
UsingStandardstoDisperseField
DataAcrosstheEnterprise
(supplemental)
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IntelliGrid Deliverables and Supplemental
Projects Relating to Data Management
2011Deliverables 2012Deliverables
ProjectSetC
CIM MultiSpeak
Harmonization
CIMConformityand
InteroperabilityTestProcedure
Development
GeospatialInformationSystem(GIS)
DataImprovement:Processes,
strategies,tacticsandtools
UpdateonCIMforDistribution
DevelopmentandTestingActivities
ApplicationoftheCIMinDistribution
EnterpriseApplications
FieldForceDataVisualization
CIMDevelopment(supplemental)
ProjectSetD
CustomerCommunications
ArchitectureDevelopment
AMIDataforDRVerification
UsingSEP2.0forDERIntegration
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Smart Grid Planning and Implementation
Gaps
Strategies and best practices for
building out the smart grid
Accurate cost / benefit / risk
information from actual smart
grid implementations
Change management processes
for both utilities and their
customers
Workforce training
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Other Organizations Working in this Area
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EPRIs Strategy for Smart Grid Implementation
and Planning
Demonstration Projects
UsingStandardstoDisperse
FieldDataAcrossthe
Enterprise
FieldAreaNetworkDemo
OpenADR&Ancillary
ServicesDemo
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EPRIs Strategy for Smart Grid Implementation
and Planning
Lessons Learned from
Implementations
WhitePapersonthe
ImplementationofSmart
GridInteroperability
Standards
CIMHarmonizationand
ImplementationExamples
TransitionfromLegacy
ProtocolstoIEC61850
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EPRIs Strategy for Smart Grid Implementation
and Planning
Smart Grid Roadmaps:
Envisions the future state
Defines the current state
Provides the implementation
strategy for creating the IT and
communications infrastructure
to support the future vision
Identify change management
issues and experiences
Identify workforce training issues
and experiences
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EPRIs Strategy for Smart Grid Implementation
and Planning
Cost / Benefit Analysis
EPRI and DOE have
jointly developed a cost
/ benefit methodology
for smart grid demo
projects
AMI Costs & Benefits
White Paper
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IntelliGrid Deliverables & Supplemental Projects
Relating to Smart Grid Planning / Implementation
2011Deliverables 2012Deliverables
ProjectSetA
CaliforniaUtilityVisionand
RoadmapfortheSmartGridof
2020
SmartGridRoadmapInterest
Group
WhitePapersonthe
ImplementationofSmartGrid
InteroperabilityStandards
SmartGridRoadmapSynthesisReport
SmartGridRoadmapInterestGroup
Smartgridroadmapworkshop
WhitePapersontheImplementationof
SmartGridInteroperabilityStandards
AnalyticalStudiesonTopicsthatImpact
theDeploymentoftheSmartGrid
ProjectSetB
IEC61850Implementationand
Transition
CIMHarmonizationand
ImplementationExamples
TransitionfromLegacyProtocolstoIEC
61850
UsingStandardstoDisperseFieldData
AcrosstheEnterprise(supplemental)
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IntelliGrid Deliverables & Supplemental Projects
Relating to Smart Grid Planning / Implementation
2011Deliverables 2012Deliverables
ProjectSetC
FieldForceDataVisualization
FieldAreaNetworkDemo
(supplemental)
ProjectSetD
Metering,Network,inthefield
Operations,andInformation
Systems(MENOFIS)
OptionsforEffectiveSubMetering
AMIDataforDRVerification
UsingSEP2.0forDERIntegration
OpenADR&AncillaryServices
Demo(supplemental)
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